By Dario Fo
Adapted and Performed by Ami Dayan
September 11 – October 3, 2004
Helen Hayes Nomination:
Outstanding non-resident production
“The political charge that Tale of a Tiger ignites is just one reason to see Dayan at work at the small but adventurous Rorschach Theatre. Equally compelling is his singular performance – a physical feat and an emotional tour de force. It will leave you breathless.”
– Washington Jewish Week
Left for dead on the battlefield, a Chinese soldier in Mao’s army is seized by a tiger and her cub. A unique relationship, both terrifying and hilarious develops between man and animal as the tigress nurses him back to health. His life regained, the soldier must return to the world and determine by which personal and moral standards he is to live. First performed in Israel in 1994 as a parable for healing and reconciliation, Ami Dayan brings Fo’s tale alive with remarkable pathos and energy. This award winning Edinburgh Festival Hit has been performed to great acclaim around the world.
Rorschach’s ‘Tiger’: A Sinuous Tale
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PRODUCED BY Jenny McConnell and Randy Baker
DESIGNED BY Miki Ben-Cnaan (Set and Costume Design), Ran Bagno (Composer), Justin Thomas (Lighting Design), Robert Davidson (Choreography)
STAGE MANAGED BY Sharon King
A TALE OF A TIGER was sponsored in part by the Italian Cultural Institute.
Performed in THE SANCTUARY THEATRE at Casa Del Pueblo Calvary Methodist Church
(Rorschach Theatre’s home: 2002-2007)